Costa Rica needs about 20,062 tons of rice caught per month and has a consumption of 49.82 kgs per person per year, according to Conarroz figures. Photo Édgar Chinchilla, La Nacion
Q COSTA RICA – The Comisión para la Promoción de la Competencia (Coprocom) – Commission for the Promotion of Competition) – is opposed to the fixing of grain prices, the only commodity in the country whose price is established by decree
Although Corporación Arrocera Nacional (Conarroz) continues to insist on the negative effect of freeing up the price of rice, Coprocom is maintaining its stance against the measure, arguing that it has not served to increase the volume produced or improve the productivity of the rice sector.
Nacion.com reports, “…In a statement of April 20, the Commission